Labor has announced that, if it were in government, it would require the Productivity Commission to assess 10 years after a preferential trade agreement (i.e. free trade agreement) was entered into by Australia whether that preferential trade agreement was actually economically beneficial to Australia. After all that is the rational for entering into such...Read more
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On its website, the Department of Innovation, Science and Industry has stated that: - “The Government has implemented reforms to Australia’s anti-dumping system aimed at ensuring Australian manufacturers and producers are able to compete on a level playing field with imported goods.” This raises a number of questions. What is a “level playing field” in commerce? Is...Read more
What is dumping? Dumping occurs when an exporter exports its products into an export market at an export price that is less than it sells the same or similar product in its domestic market. In other words, it discriminates in its pricing between its export markets and its domestic markets. Is this unlawful or...Read more
Few under stand the origins of antidumping and why it has been enshrined as one of the WTO Agreements. What is anti-dumping? Very simply it is where an exporter sells product into an export market at a price less than that it sells the same or similar product into its domestic market. The difference is the...Read more
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